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April 2009

Release Date: April 27, 2009ASU Logo

ASU ‘Study Jam Week’ to Boost Finals Readiness

Angelo State University’s Office of Residential Programs and Office of Supplemental Instruction (SI) will co-sponsor “Study Jam Week” May 3-10 to support students as they prepare for spring semester final exams.

The week preceding finals week has traditionally been known as “Dead Week,” but that week is now far from “dead” with a variety of activities and study support available.

During “Study Jam Week,” last-minute review sessions will give students the opportunity to get answers to questions which have eluded them, share notes and discuss course content. On a wider scope, they can join workshops on test-taking strategies and easing test anxiety.

Residential Programs will also offer study sessions in the residence halls and other locations with SI leaders and tutors to help address specific problems and answer students’ questions. Snacks will be served at many of these sessions.

Beginning Sunday, May 10, Porter Henderson Library hours will be extended with cookies and coffee provided in the evenings by the Friends of the Library. ASU’s Writing Center will be open daily, except Saturday, May 9. The Math Lab will also be open daily except for Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10.

When the study stress builds up, students can push away from the books for a little while and participate in other activities planned throughout the week. The University Recreation Department will conduct exercise classes and have extended hours at the Center for Human Performance (CHP) to enable students to blow off some steam.

Besides do-it-yourself workouts in the racquetball courts, gym and weight room, students can join cardio belly dance workouts, abdominals classes, martial arts fitness workouts and aqua aerobics.

Spearheading the “Study Jam Week” are Sara Weertz, director of Supplemental Instruction and Dallas Swafford, Enhancement Programs coordinator.

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